Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dana & David’s Wedding at Brier Creek Country Club

Bride and Groom: Dana & David

Where & When: Brier Creek Country Cub on October 22nd, 2016

The Professionals:

Venue Planners- Shelly, Bryce & Victoria from Brier Creek Country Club
Photographer- Rachel from Thirteenth Moon Photography

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Wedding Party: “Bring Em Out” by T.I.
Introduction of Bride & Groom: “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce
First Dance: “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
Father-Bride Dance: “When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen
Mother-Groom Dance: “Humble & Kind” by Tim McGraw
Cake Cutting: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Anniversary Dance: “At Last” by Etta James
Last Dance: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

“My friends like to dance” was an understatement by Dana about her and David’s wedding reception at Brier Creek Country Club!  What a fun night and awesome group to play for!!

Dana & David had their wedding ceremony earlier in the day at St Michael’s the Archangel.  Guests had a couple hours to chill, then came to Brier Creek for the reception.  The cocktail hour was held in Palmers cove and guests enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

After the cocktail hour the 150 guests made their way to the other side of the building for dinner and dancing.  I lined the wedding party up and introduced them into the room where they lined up in front of my table.  Dana & David came in for their first dance and parents dances followed by a welcome by Dana’s father and a blessing.  The salads and entrees came out and I played a mix of standards, soft rock and classic soul.

After dinner we had toasts and cake cutting and I invited the married couples to join Dana and David for a “longest married couple” dance.  The floor opened to everyone after that with some Motown and top 40 that filled it for the next 2 hours. I even played “The Perculator” for their friend Nick to show his moves.

We ended the night with a huge sing-a-long to “Sweet Caroline” and a sparkler exit from the front of the building.

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Thank you again

Photo courtesy of Thirteenth Moon Photography

Carla & Linda’s Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne on October 21st, 2016

Brides: Carla & Linda

Where & When: Merrimon-Wynne House on October 21st, 2016

The Professionals:

Venue planner- Kaila from Merrimon-Wynne House
Planners- Lauren & Kristin from Viva L’Event
Florist- Meristem Floral
Caterer- Beau Catering

Wedding Ceremony Songs

Seating of Mothers: “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys
Entrance of Brides: “Canon In D”
Recessional: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Brides: “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
First Dance: “Over & Over Again” covered by Leroy Sanchez
Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor
Last Dance For All: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
Private Last Dance: “Rain” by Madonna

I was so happy for Carla and Linda and for their wedding day!  After 23 years together, they were finally getting married!!!

The wedding ceremony was held on the side lawn of the Merrimon-Wynne and I provided mics and music for the ceremony.  After a short ceremony with a couple readings, the guests made their way into the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.  They had some classic jazz playing in the house.

After the cocktail hour, the girls from Viva L’Event invited guests into the carriage house where I was for the dinner and the rest of the wedding reception.  I introduced Carla & Linda and they came right to the dance floor for their first dance (well, second.  They danced to “I Choose you” after they came in for a few seconds).  After their dance they welcomed everyone, their minister Nancy blessed the meal and Beau described the dinner that was coming.  During dinner I had a mix of classic soul, standards and soft rock playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting and opened the floor with “Build Me Up Buttercup” that brought young and old out. After that song a guest took the mic and told the story of how they met in a club with Linda singing “I’m Gonna Get You Baby” by Bizarre Inc. to Carla from across the room.  So, I had to play that and it filled the floor again!  For the next 2 hours I played lots of 80’s and 90’s, a few slow songs and some current dance music until their last dance with everyone.  I invited the guests to the front of the house for a sparkler exit and Carla and Linda had a private dance to Madonna’s “Rain” with just them in the room.  It was so sweet!!!

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Thank you again